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Wellbeing

We have collated below a list of useful resources on external websites to assist with Wellbeing and Mental Health

www.kelsi.org.uk - Wellbeing Support in Thanet

www.internetmatters.org - What age can my child start Social Networking

www.actionforhappiness.org - Action for Happiness helps people take action for a happier and more caring world.
 
www.annafreud.org - Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a children's charity dedicated to providing training & support for child mental health services.
 
youngminds.org.uk - Making sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s challenges.
 
www.childline.org.uk - Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.
 
kooth.com - Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
 
stem4.org.uk - stem4 is a charity that supports positive mental health in teenagers. Information on mental health, mental health apps and education.
 
www.eif.org.uk - Championing the support and use of effective early intervention to improve the lives of children and young people at risk of experiencing poor outcomes.
 
www.mind.org.uk - Offers an excellent range of materials on all aspects of mental health.
 
www.samaritans.org - A confidential emotional support service for anyone.
 
www.mentalhealth.org.uk - Our mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health
 
www.kent.gov.uk - Release the pressure, don't suffer in silence
 

Below are some useful mobile apps

Anxiety and panic attacks

Name

Description

Cost

Platform

Anxiety United

A social network to share experiences and gain information and advice, with a free resource centre.

 Free

 Android

Beat Panic

Aims to help the user to calm and control breathing when experiencing panic. Guides the user through panic attacks and high anxiety.

 79p

 iOS

Hear and Now: Breathe for Stress & Anxiety Relief

Uses biometric feedback to measure the effect of stress on the body. Users follow guided deep breathing exercises and learn to control stress

Free

iOS

SAM –

Self-help for Anxiety Management

 

Self-help methods for tracking and controlling worry, anxiety and associated unpleasant physical sensations.  If they wish, users can share how they feel with others using the app.

Free

iOS

 

Android

Stress Tips

Advice in the form of audio clips, from people who have also experienced stress and anxiety.

69p

iOS

 

Android

Stop Panic & Anxiety

Focuses on Panic Disorder and controlling panic to relieve the fear of panic and panic attacks.

Free

Android

Depression and mood changes

Depression

CBT Self

Help Guide

Screening test for depression, relaxation audios, a diary, articles and CBT suggestions.

Free

Android

MindShift

Helps the user to identify and plan for situations that cause anxiety. Includes detailed information on perfectionism, worry, test and performance anxiety, social fears and panic.

Free

iOS

 

Android

MoodTools

Questionnaire, videos on guided meditations, soothing sounds and TED talks focusing on aspects of depression. A comprehensive section on thought records and how to make them. Section on developing a safety plan.

Free

iOS

 

Android

Toxic Thinking

A clear strategy:  recognising the symptoms, knowing what action to take and knowing who to involve.

Free

iOS

 

Android

Mood Tracker

A website/app which lets users track moods and sleep patterns helping to manage depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.

 

Free but in-app Products

£1.99 per item

 

Android

Dealing with a crisis

Wellmind

An NHS app. Advice and tips on how to improve mental health and wellbeing. Functions to help monitor moods, get crisis help and use relaxation audio tracks.

Free

iOS

 

Android

What's Up

Immediate ways to manage anxiety. Includes a catastrophe scale to put problems into perspective and forums to talk with others.  . There is a personal section to track how you feel by keeping a diary, a positive habits and negative record.

Free

iOS

 

Android

Recovery Record

 

An app for those recovering from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obsessive eating disorder, binge eating disorder and compulsive eating disorder.

 

Free

iOS

 

Android

Calm harm

For young people who are self-harming, four strategies:

 

Distract - combat the urge by learning self-control;

Comfort - care rather than harm;

Express - get feelings out in a different way;

Release - safe alternatives to self-injury.

 

Free

iOS

 

Android

Stay Alive App

Quick access to UK national crisis support helplines for those who are having thoughts of suicide or those who are concerned about someone else. Includes a  mini-safety plan that can be filled out by a person considering suicide

A LifeBox to which the user can upload photos from their phone reminding them of their reasons to stay alive

Strategies for staying safe from suicide

How to help a person thinking about suicide

Suicide myth-busting

Research-based reasons for living

 

 

iOS

 

Android